Welcome to Cherokee Heights!

Our school celebrates and encourages entire families to become involved in their children’s education. Exciting academic challenges inspire the whole school and every student to engage in learning. Our dedicated staff supports and encourages every student to achieve success. Cherokee is also proud of its partnership with local businesses, such as Travelers and Ecolab - providing art and theatre experiences including Taiko drumming, spoken word, and hip hop dancing.

Home of Tiger Pride

Now Offering Montessori

Our new Montessori program serves all-day PreK-kindergarten and will add first grade in fall 2016. Call 651.293.8610 to arrange a tour of our beautiful new classroom or apply for enrollment here.

Ballroom Dancing at Cherokee

Students in Ms. Beese's 5th grade class are learning to navigate the foxtrot and other ballroom dancing styles, thanks to generous sponsorships from our community partners, Travelers and Ecolab. At the completion of the class students offered an impressive demonstration of their dancing skills during a school-wide assembly.

Academic Achievement Awards

Cherokee is proudly hosting an Academic Achievement Awards Breakfast and Assembly each month to recognize students who have demonstrated notable progress in learning growth, responsibility and attendance. Students are nominated for the award by classroom teachers and are joined by their families as they celebrate their accomplishments.

Read Across America Day

Hop on Pop and The Lorax were among the favorite Dr. Seuss books Cherokee students shared with guest readers on National Read Across America Day. With the help of the Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation, we were honored to host 20 volunteers from HealthPartners, GovDelivery, and Hiway Federal Credit Union who read to first and second graders over lunchtime.

School Profile

Our Principal

Communication and collaboration are key ingredients to the success of our students. Our teachers use a variety of formats, such as newsletters, notes, phone calls, email, and conferences, to keep you informed about your child’s progress and classroom happenings. Please check your child’s backpack often so that you do not miss out on important news. - Melisa Rivera

Contact Us

Cherokee Heights Elementary School
694 Charlton Street
Saint Paul, MN 55107
Phone: 651-293-8610
Grades: PreK - 5
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
School Hours: 8:30 a.m.- 3 p.m.


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